CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Faculty training workshop on writing and publishing in the US

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A collaboration between the Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies at UC Berkeley and the American Institute of Bangladesh Studies. With support from the Council of American Overseas Research Centers


The Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies under the Institute for South Asia Studies (ISAS) at UC Berkeley and the American Institute of Bangladesh Studies (AIBS) invite applications from faculty at universities in Bangladesh interested in participating in a program focused on academic writing and publishing in Spring 2018. This program will bring six faculty members from Bangladeshi institutions of higher education to be in residence for one week at the Chowdhury Center, where they will take part in workshops on research methodologies, writing, and the publishing process led by UC Berkeley faculty. After the week in residence at Berkeley, Bangladeshi faculty will present their papers in progress in a day long workshop. Each junior faculty member will be paired up with a US based faculty member in his/ her field who will provide feedback on the paper presented. The final product will be an academic paper that can be submitted to a peer-reviewed journal for publication. In addition, junior faculty will have the opportunity to make contacts and network with US based faculty and researchers.


  • April 22, 2018 Faculty members arrive from Bangladesh to Berkeley
  • April 23-27 Days 1-5 of workshop
  • April 28 Day long workshop and paper presentations in Berkeley
  • April 29 Depart for Bangladesh

Requirements and Qualifications:

This program is open to junior to mid-level faculty in selected Bangladeshi universities (see list of eligible institutions at the end of this call) who are interested in improving their technical or academic writing skills (with an emphasis on non-quantitative writing) in order to publish articles in international peer reviewed journals. We will select a maximum of two faculty members from any one university. We welcome applications from all fields in the Humanities and Social Sciences. Applicants must hold a PhD and be fluent in English. Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Process:

Please submit the following materials:

  • A cover letter stating why this opportunity would be beneficial to the applicant’s research and academic plans,
  • An abstract of the proposed research paper that the applicant wishes to be published,
  • A current Curriculum Vitae
  • Two letters of recommendation (at least one from the head of the applicant’s department)
  • A copy of a published article or book chapter

Please combine all of these materials into one PDF file and submit to: with “Bangladesh faculty training workshop” in the subject heading.

We will try to distribute applicants by university, discipline, and research topic as much as possible.


  • Round trip airfare from Dhaka to San Francisco
  • Lodging and meals in Berkeley
  • Airport transfers
  • PLEASE NOTE: Visa application fees are the responsibility of the awardee to pay for up front and will be reimbursed once the awardee arrives in the US. If an awardee is unsuccessful at obtaining a visa, the awardee is responsible for the cost incurred.

All inquiries should be directed to:


We will accept applications from faculty at the following AIBS partner universities:

  1. Asian University for Women (AUW)
  2. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Science and Technology University (BSMRSTU)
  3. Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU)
  4. BGMEA University of Fashion and Technology (BUFT)
  5. BRAC University (BRACU)
  6. Begum Rokeya University, Rangpur (BRUR)
  7. Daffodil International University (DIU)
  8. Hajee Mohammad Danesh Science & Technology University (HSTU)
  9. Independent University, Bangladesh (IU)
  10. Institute of Bangladesh Studies (IBS) at the University of Rajshahi
  11. Jagannath University (JnU)
  12. Jahangirnagar University (JU)
  13. Jessore University of Science and Technology (JUST)
  14. Khulna University (KU)
  15. Leading University (LU)
  16. North East University Bangladesh (NEUB)
  17. North South University (NSU)
  18. Pabna University of Science and Technology (PUST)
  19. Shahjalal University of Science and Technology (SUST)
  20. Southeast University Bangladesh (SEU)
  21. University of Barisal (BU)
  22. University of Chittagong (CU)
  23. University of Dhaka (DU)
  24. University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh (ULAB)

The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center
Institute for South Asia Studies
UC Berkeley
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